Biography: Philip Schlesinger
Phil Schlesinger was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has lived all over the United States as well as in France, Singapore and currently Panama, and has travelled to nearly 30 countries. Phil first came to Panama as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps, where he helped rural farmers export agricultural products to Miami and Puerto Rico among other endeavors. Subsequently Phil worked in the sales and marketing department of one of Panama's biggest developers before starting the Philip James Realty Company in 2006. He has an MBA from INSEAD, one of Europe’s most reputable business schools, and a Masters in Public Affairs focused on Latin American trade and development from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He was a philosophy and religous studies student as an undergraduate.

Philip is also a partner at the Roca Milagro development in Chiriquí, Panama, a 46 hectare residential subdivision, and in In 2012 he started the PTY Trading company with colleagues from Ireland and Brazil, a business he plans to develop further in coming years. In addition to his experience in real estate, Philip has worked as a contractor and consultant for a number of public, private, and non-profit entities, including the National Park Service, the YMCA of San Francisco, Miami Dade Public Schools, and Kaiser Associates in Washington, D.C. He has lived in Panama now for nearly ten years and has two children with dual citizenship.
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